Modern Canada

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Emmys
B
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
C
They’ve all won Oscars
D
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
Question 2
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
1988
B
1992
C
1996
D
200
Question 3
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1979
B
1989
C
1969
D
1959
Question 4
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
United States
B
Mexico
C
European Union
D
China
Question 5
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Six
B
The Group of Seven
C
The Group of Eight
D
The Group of Four
Question 6
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1930
B
1950
C
1940
D
1960
Question 7
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
NATO
B
All of these
C
NORAD
D
UN
Question 8
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
Korfball
B
Baseball
C
American football
D
Basketball
Question 9
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Lacrosse
B
Soccer
C
Hockey
D
Football
Question 10
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Multiple Sclerosis research
B
Parkinson’s disease research
C
Heart disease research
D
Cancer research
Question 11
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1947
B
1927
C
1951
D
1957
Question 12
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The White Cup
B
The Grey Cup
C
The Black Cup
D
The Red Cup
Question 13
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Ottawa Senators
B
Toronto Maple Leafs
C
Montréal Canadiens
D
Edmonton Oilers
Question 14
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Japanese Canadians
B
Chinese Canadians
C
Mexican Canadians
D
Aboriginal Canadians
Question 15
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
Ethiopia
B
Vietnam
C
South Africa
D
Hungary
Question 16
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1920
B
1965
C
1940
D
1947
Question 17
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The Québec revolution
B
The French Revolution
C
The noisy revolution
D
The quiet revolution
Question 18
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Vietnam
B
Korea
C
Laos
D
Cambodia
Question 19
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Never
B
Three times
C
Twice
D
Once
Question 20
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Joseph Bombardier
B
Sir Sanford Fleming
C
Charles Best
D
Alexander Graham Bell
Question 21
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
The television
B
The heart pacemaker
C
Electric light bulbs
D
The telephone
Question 22
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
Manitoba
B
Alberta
C
Québec
D
British Columbia
Question 23
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1975
B
1947
C
1950
D
1970
Question 24
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Penicillin
B
Insulin
C
Warfarin
D
Viagra
Question 25
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
The iPhone
B
Galaxy phone
C
Nokia phone
D
The BlackBerry
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